Degustabox Food Subscription Review + Coupon – February 2018
Degustabox is a subscription box that sends out a variety of shelf-stable food items, some which are new to the market. You won’t always be able to find these items in stores yet!
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Degustabox
The Cost: $19.99 per month or $18.99 if you purchase the box bi-annually. Both prices include shipping to the contiguous United States
The Products: “…a variety of exciting food products, the items in the box will be a surprise but we can say one thing, you will always find something new and delicious!”
Ships to: Continental United States. To order to the mainland UK, check out their Great Britain website.
Good to know: You can earn points by reviewing the products you receive or by referring a friend. Points are redeemable for a complimentary box.
Degustabox February 2018 Review
First, you’ll find an info page that lists all of the items in this month’s box, with their retail value. This month focuses on “The Big Game” and includes a ton of items to help throw a great Super Bowl party. I don’t watch football, but seeing everything in this box almost made me consider having a party just to make all of the recipes! Even though football season is now over, there are still plenty of hockey games!
The back of the info sheet’s content varies, but this month they’ve included three different recipes using the Goya beans and Mrs. Renfro’s Salsa.
There are also a couple of recipes to create using included items The Spice Hunter Coriander Lime Global Fusion Rub and Tiger Tail Classic Mustard. OMG they both look SO FREAKING GOOD. I love Cubanos and shrimp!
Let’s get into this month’s food!
Goya Casero Refried Black Beans – Retail Value $1.22, Listed Value $1.39
Degustabox kicks things off with a can of refried black beans that you can use in the grilled vegetable wrap recipe they’ve included. I eat a lot of Mexican food, so even if I don’t make those wraps, these will be easily incorporated into another meal for me. Great staple to have in the cupboard.
Goya Traditional Refried Pinto Beans – Retail Value $1.00, Listed Value $1.09
Next, they’ve included another Mexican food staple, refried pinto beans and a super tasty looking recipe for a warm bean dip! Cheesy bean dip is always a party pleaser, but like with the black beans, I can always use these in a batch of tacos.
Lemon Zest LUNA Bars, 0.81 oz. sample size x 3 – Buy a pack of 12 full-size bars for $12.48
Instead of a full-size bar, they’ve sent three small sample sizes of the lemon zest flavor LUNA bars. I quite like LUNA bars as far as protein bars go, and these taste exactly like a lemon drop cookie! I like the crispy crunchy bar and the lemon its dipped in is sweet without being too much.
Lundberg Family Farms Aged White Cheddar Red Rice & Quinoa Tortilla Chips, 5.5 oz. – Retail Value $3.99 (found here for $2.99)
I’m always down to try new types of tortilla chips and these happen to be made from red rice and quinoa. Sounds super healthy, yet tastes pretty darn good. The aged cheddar flavor was a little too much flavor for me though, to be honest. I think I prefer to have my tortilla chips lightly salted only as opposed to being blasted with cheesy flavor, kind of like cheddar popcorn.
Mrs. Renfro’s Texas Red Amber Ale Craft Beer Salsa, 16 oz. – Retail Value $3.95, Listed Value $3.49
Whoa, I am really impressed with the unique flavor of this salsa! I can be pretty picky about salsas and don’t like when they are too sweet or too “different” (such as mango salsa). I’m kind of a purist that way. However, I can really taste the beer in here and I quite like the spice level it has! I also like to see that they are using a small brewery from Texas’ beer as an ingredient. Very cool!
Here are the tortilla chips and salsa together. A perfect pair!
Tiger Tail Classic Mustard – Retail Value $1.99
This must be a new brand because I could find virtually nothing online about this mustard other than their website! The kind included in this month’s box is a “classic” yellow mustard and looks to be the only kind they currently make. It has a familiar vinegar-based zest to it but what has me more excited is their included recipe to make Cubano Sandwiches! This would be perfect slathered on some bread with ham, pork, swiss, and pickles! I can almost taste it now.
Sir Kensington’s Spicy Ketchup – Retail Value $4.25, Listed Value $4.99
I live in Pittsburgh, so I have mentioned before that I am a Heinz ketchup snob. That being said, this spicy ketchup brought some much-needed zing to the table and was much tangier than I would have guessed. The gentleman on the front clearly comes from polite society, so I will be saving this ketchup for a fancy dinner party…sike! This ketchup is a nice quality and I am happy to have this in my fridge to dip potato wedges in. Mmmmmm.
The Spice Hunter Coriander Lime Global Fusion Rub – Retail Value $6.99, Listed Value $4.99
Oh wow, this spice is heavenly!! I wasn’t expecting to love this, but boy, do I ever! The lime comes through really well and immediately makes my taste buds jump for joy. The included recipe suggests using this on shrimp which sounds divine! I’m totally into putting this on anything. I just need a vehicle.
Boboli Thin Crust Pizza Crust – Retail Value $3.77, Listed Retail $3.99
Boboli, like Goya, is another favorite brand of Degustabox. What I love about this pizza crust is that 1. it’s thin, 2. it can hang in my pantry to be ready when I am too lazy to make a whole meal kit dinner or leave my house to get take out. I always love the taste of Boboli pizza shells and it’s so easy to throw sauce, cheese, and my favorite toppings (black olives, pepperoni, and mushrooms) on this bad boy for a quick dinner.
Boboli Traditional Italian Pizza Sauce, 3 x 5 oz. sauce packets – Listed Retail Value $2.75 (Buy 2 boxes for $9.89)
Yea, buddy! They’ve included this box of three 5 ounce sauce packets which is just perfect for a single gal like me. Instead of opening a jar that I may or may not finish, one packet is the right amount for this size pizza and the remaining don’t have to waste away in the back of my fridge.
Verdict: I rather enjoyed this month’s Degustabox offerings! The football game theme was perfect for all of the included items and they made sure to give plenty of recipes to use the items in the perfect way! I was running low on condiments, so I was stoked to see ketchup and mustard, as well as staples like chips and salsa. There were so many items that paired well together that only needed one or two more things to make a whole meal or side dish. This was a perfect assortment, in my opinion!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? From Degustabox:
For your first box:
- If you sign up before the 19th you should receive your box by the 5th of the following month.
- If you sign up between the 19th and 25th, you should receive your box by the 10th of the following month.
- If you sign up between the 26th and the last day of the month, you should receive your box by the 15th of the following month.
This applies to the first box only. From the second month you will receive your box at the beginning of the month.
Value Breakdown: At $19.99 for this box, I got 10 items which prices them at $2.00 per item. Great value, as always!
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What is your favorite item from this month’s Degustabox?